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The Thursday Review: “Storm Front” by Jim Butcher – Throwback Thursday

This week, I’m doing something a little different. All my reviews up until now have been books I’ve never read before. Today, though? In honour of a presentation I have to do at university on a book I chose, I’m going to be jumping into the way-back machine and talking about a book I first read several years ago: “Storm Front” by Jim Butcher.

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The Thursday Review: “The Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon” by Stephen King

Last week, it got to Saturday and I realised with a sudden burst of horror that I hadn’t read a book this week. So naturally, I grabbed something from my bookshelf that had been hanging around unread for an age because it was fairly short, and read it within a day (accidentally staying up until three in the morning!).

And that’s how I came to read “The Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon” by Stephen King.

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The Thursday Review: “Blood Meridian” by Cormac McCarthy – First Impressions

Warning: Triggers for extreme violence.

My uni classmates and I have what I shall call “differing opinions” on literature, and this week’s review – or rather, first impressions – is no exception. Why a first impressions? Because “Blood Meridian” is the first book for the course that I’ve failed to finish reading.

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The Thursday Review: “Tipping the Velvet” by Sarah Waters

A few weeks ago, I was on my way home from uni and realised I didn’t have a book. When I nipped into a second-hand book shop, I saw a book by Sarah Waters, and I remembered that the Amazon page for “Leda Grey” says that book is suitable for fans of Waters. So why not go the other way around, I thought?

Wow. That was one of the best decisions I’ve ever made, because it ended with me reading “Tipping the Velvet”.

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Disability Now: Book Review

Just popping in quickly to say that I’ve been published! I wrote a review of “Sex, Drugs and Asperger’s Syndrome (ASD)” by Luke Jackson and it’s been published by Disability Now!

You can read the review by clicking right here!

~ Penny

Related Post: 15/11/2015: Good News Comes In Threes

Want to get in touch? E-mail me (pennygotch@gmail.com), message me on Facebook, send me a tweet (@pennygotch) or leave a comment!

Available Books

Solo: Under the Tree / Dark Heart

Collab: Personal is Political

Images © Penny Gotch (http://www.pennygotch.co.uk), Liam Whear, Susan Wright & Molly Penford.

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Sunday 21st February 2016: First Edition of Under the Tree

If you’ve been following my blog for a while, you’ll know that before I published my first poetry book “Under the Tree” via CreateSpace and Kindle, I published a first edition using Blurb!

Here’s a comparison between the two versions. The current Kindle cover is on the right; the first edition, the left!

Image © Penny Gotch (http://www.pennygotch.co.uk).

Fancy getting your hands on one of those ultra-rare editions?

Well would you look at that! Here’s one of them on a book shelf!

Image © Penny Gotch (http://www.pennygotch.co.uk).

Along with a lot of other books!

Image © Penny Gotch (http://www.pennygotch.co.uk).

In an actual book store!

Image © Penny Gotch (http://www.pennygotch.co.uk).

Take yourself to the Waterstones on St Margaret’s Street in Canterbury and you can pick up an exclusive first edition copy of my book for just £4.99!

And message me a photo of yourself with the book and your receipt and I’ll write you a personalised poem for me!

There were just 3 copies left last time I checked. Get searching!

~ Penny

Related Post: Sunday Scribblings: “Under the Tree” Final Sale

Want to get in touch? E-mail me (pennygotch@gmail.com), message me on Facebook, send me a tweet (@pennygotch) or leave a comment!

Available Books

Solo: Under the Tree / Dark Heart

Collab: Personal is Political

Images © Penny Gotch (http://www.pennygotch.co.uk), Liam Whear, Susan Wright & Molly Penford.

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Friday 19th February 2016: Write Nothing is Coming!

Yep, that’s right: my third poetry book and the final volume in the Circle Cover series is coming very soon!

Have you seen the trailer? If not, here it is again!

But that’s just the short trailer! I’ll be releasing a longer trailer (which might contain one of the poems from book) on 1st March 2016. Please come back to see that!

And in the mean time, here’s a more detailed preview picture that includes the photo that will be on the cover!

Image © Penny Gotch (http://www.pennygotch.co.uk).

Remember, the long trailer for “Write Nothing” is 1st March 2016. Please come back to see it!

~ Penny

Related Post: Short Trailer for “Write Nothing”: 1st February 2016

Want to get in touch? E-mail me (pennygotch@gmail.com), message me on Facebook, send me a tweet (@pennygotch) or leave a comment!

Available Books

Solo: Under the Tree / Dark Heart

Collab: Personal is Political

Images © Penny Gotch (http://www.pennygotch.co.uk), Liam Whear, Susan Wright & Molly Penford.

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